Barre City, Washington County, Vermont Genealogy

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Barre City

Brief History

Originally the village of Barre within Barre Town until the Legislature made the division on November 23, 1894. Four villages, Thwingsville, Gospel Village, Factory Village, and Jockey Hollow were initially separate entities within the city limits.

Although the separate village identities have long since disappeared into the city, you can still hear old-timers using them as area designations.

Barre is the center of Vermont's granite industry, home to the Rock of Ages quarries.  [1]  [2]  

Historical Data

Town Histories

Barre in retrospect : 1776-1976, Friends of the Aldrich Public Library - find this book in a library.

Vital Records

FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.

Probate Records

The probate district for Barre City is Washington.
Washington District Probate Court
10 Elm St. #3
Montpelier, VT 05602
Phone: (802) 828-3405

Church Records

City Directories

Barre City Directory, 1890 - 1961 at ($)


1873 map of Barre


The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Barry City. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Washington County, website at this link.  

City Records

Barre City Clerk
PO Box 418
Barre, VT 05641
Phone: (802) 476-0242


Burlington Free Press

The Barre Montpelier Times-Argus

Libraries and Historical Societies

Aldrich Public Library
6 Washington St.
Barre, VT 05641
Phone: (802) 476-7550

Barre Historical Society
Old Labor Hall
46 Granite Street
Barre, VT 05641
Phone: (802) 331-0013


Adjacent towns: Washington Co.: Barre Town | Berlin